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Proposed Rule Amendments Would Require Annual Registration of Magistrates

The Ohio Supreme Court will accept public comment until Oct. 26 on amendments to the Rules of Superintendence affecting magistrates.

The amendments would require magistrates to register annually with the Supreme Court’s Office of Attorney Services, take an oath of office upon appointment and file the oath with the local clerk of court, and require the administrative judge of a court to notify Attorney Services upon a magistrate’s appointment or termination.

The amendments were proposed after Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor asked a subcommittee of the Commission on the Rules of Superintendence to review the rules and recommend changes to improve communication and tracking of magistrates in Ohio.

Public comment should be submitted in writing or via email to:

John VanNorman, Senior Policy and Research Counsel
Ohio Supreme Court
65 S. Front St., Seventh Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

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